BOISE, Idaho Preparation for the 2007-08 season steps up a notch on Saturday (Nov. 3) for the Boise State University wrestling team when it faces North Idaho College in an exhibition match in Spokane, Wash. 

            Tyler Sherfey, a junior from Kennewick, Wash., leads a team which has a good mix of returning veterans and an impressive group of newcomers. 

Sherfey is back for his second season at 157 pounds after posting a 35-9 record last year.  He won his weight class at two regular season tournament (Reno Tournament of Champions and Oregon Classic) before placing third at the Pac-10 Conference Championships.  Sherfey went on to his second straight NCAA National Tournament, but was eliminated during the early rounds.

Two of the returning veterans wrestling Saturday include Cory Fish at 133 pounds and Johnny Nunez at 165 pounds.  After two years as the starter at 125 pounds, Fish moves up a weight class for his junior season.  Nunez is one of two seniors on the squad and returns at 165 pounds.

A couple of new faces to watch in the Bronco lineup will be Adam Hall at 149 pounds, and Nick Smith at the 285 pound weight class.  Hall red-shirted last year following an outstanding high school in Idaho where he earned three state championships.  Smith joins the Bronco team following two years wrestling at the University of Virginia.  A native of Boise, (Centennial HS), Smith placed third at the 2006 ACC Tournament in the 285 pound weight class.

The Broncos officially open their season on Nov. 10 (Saturday) at the annual Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo.  The first home match is Dec. 8 (Saturday) against the University of Wyoming.

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